AdvertisementThe Indian government has blocked the airing of a BBC documentary that questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership during the 2002 Gujarat riots. Modi acknowledged he couldn’t handle the media very well:Modi with BBC reporter Jill McGivering Image source: timesofindia.comThe BBC documentary states that while Prime Minister Modi is known for being not very media-friendly, he did agree to an interview with BBC reporter Jill McGivering. “Documentary- A Propaganda Piece”The Ministry of External Affairs in India has criticized the BBC documentary about the 2002 Gujarat riots, calling it a propaganda piece that lacks objectivity and reflects a colonial mindset. Opposition parties in India have accused the Modi government of censorship in relation to the BBC documentary. He also expressed that India will not tolerate such agendas and that the BBC should be ashamed for creating the documentary.
The US Embassy in New Delhi has nominated Elizabeth Jones as its sixth interim Chargé d’Affaires in the past 21 months. Elizabeth Jones, 74, is the sixth temporary US representative to be asked to fill the position in the past 21 months (since January 2021). Jones has previously held the positions of Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan under the Obama administration. Before that, she worked for the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy (1998-2000). Jones served as Secretary of State Warren Christopher’s executive assistant and ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan from 1995 until 1998.3 months ago Asiana Times
This incident contributed to the escalations of tension occurring between the two African nations, leading to the Congolese government accusing Rwanda of an ‘act of war’. A frame from an unverified video that claims of displaying the incident (Image Credits : Google News)What Happened? One such instance is the renewing of tensions between the Democratic Republic of Congo & Rwanda. (Image Credits – Mail & Guardian)Congo, alongside the UN & Western powers have accused Rwanda of backing the M23 Offensive in eastern Congo. (Image Credits : Alamy)The heightened tensions have led to casualties and injuries on both sides, albeit nothing major to trigger a war, yet.9 days ago Asiana Times
The mission’s goal is to prevent the storage and distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online. One area where they focus is on materials that could be considered child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Consequences of Child Sexual Abusive MaterialSexual abuse of children is a complex issue since it threatens children in many ways, including their physical safety, mental health, sense of well-being, and conduct. Recent years have also seen the rise of new forms of child abuse, such as cyberbullying, harassment, and Child Pornography. Authorities: The committee recommended an improved National Commission on Child Rights to handle child pornography cases.3 months ago Asiana Times
The enthusiasm is not only seen among the common people but Bollywood Celebs were also spotted enjoying this occasion. MANISH MALHOTRA DIWALI BASH. Our B-town Celeb designer Manish Malhotra threw a Diwali party for the stars. If it is a Manish Malhotra Party we expect a little bit of glamour and style from our celebs. EKTA KAPOOR DIWALI BASHEkta Kapoor also organized a Diwali party for our B town.3 months ago Asiana Times
Aston Villa sack the Englishman and are set to replace him with Unai Emery. Unai Emery has decided to part ways with Spanish club Villarreal FC after agreeing to take over Aston Villa in England. Unai Emery is all set to take over Aston VillaUnai Emery then took the Spanish team Villarreal FC. During a previous stint with Arsenal, he also coached in the Premier League and took the Gunners to the Europa League final. It’s just a matter of details, as the replacement for Unai Emery seems to be a former coach of Barcelona.3 months ago Asiana Times
Parties trading insultsImage Source – Reuters/The HinduThe ruling BJP and opposition parties engaged in a verbal spat as Indian-origin Rishi Sunak was appointed as the Prime Minister of UK, on Monday. Abdul Kalam and Dr. Manmohan Singh’s appointment as president and prime minister of the nation were mentioned by the BJP, while the opposition criticized the majoritarian nature of the Modi government. “First Kamala Harris, now Rishi Sunak. “Those who receive a mandate will become prime minister,” Ramesh continued. Watch moreSource – NDTV 24*7/Nidhi Razdan/No SpinRead More: Rishi Sunak gets Appraisal from Bollywood3 months ago Asiana Times
Before the blockbuster match between the greatest rivals of all the time, India and Pakistan, comparisons are much more common than anything. Days before the match, Shaheen and Shami could be seen as the main topics of balancing and differentiation. After Jasprit Bumrah couldn’t play in the World Cup due to a back injury, Shami made it to the main squad. Every Indian must be knowing about the lethal impact Shaheen Shah Afridi had made in the last T20I World Cup match between India and Pakistan. Image Courtesy: Kapil Dev/InstagramThis rivalry between Shami and Shaheen also caught the inquisitiveness of the former Pakistan Captain, Shahid Afridi.3 months ago Asiana Times